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'Passionate Kisses' rose Description
'Passionate Kisses' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIzebul
Exhibition name: Passionate Kisses
Origin:
Bred by Michèle Meilland Richardier (France, before 1998).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1998 as 'Passionate Kisses'.
Class:
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Carmine-pink, pink reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden, hedge or landscape.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - PPAF 2002
Notes:
Participated in the 1998 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)

Source: Jardin de France
 
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